This Songline is about Wurray, an important creator character of the Yolngu in North East Arnhem Land, from the Djambarrpuyngu clan in Milingimbi, otherwise called Yurruwi.
The songline follows Wurray on his journey from Buckingham Bay to Raymanggirr and then to Goyder River. The journey begins at sunrise and moves across changing terrine, where Wurray encounters other characters, the Wak (Crow) and Wilata (Woodpecker).
Wurray makes a Dimbuka (dilly bag) and finds Yarrpany (wild bush honey), which makes him thirsty. As Wurray is unable to find water in the rocky terrine, he creates rain. He reaches his destination and after cleaning himself, he watches the Warrarra (sunset).
These photographs are courtesy of the Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation and taken by Duane Preston and Mathew McHugh. Thanks to Sutton Grange Films.
Songlines on Screen is a special NITV initiative in conjunction with Screen Australia. It brings to life the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songlines that are integral to the makeup of Australia.